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38 Clever Christmas Food Hacks That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

38 Clever Christmas Food Hacks That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier
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Ten Ways to Dress Up a Ponytail Sometimes I'm just not in the mood to spend a lot of time on my hair. But at the same time, I don't want to look like a homeless hairdresser when I go to work, so I try to make my ponytails as fancy as possible. Here are ten easy ways I like to dress up my ponytail: 1. Wrap it with a strand of hair -Put your hair in a ponytail like you normally would. 2. -Put your hair in a ponytail like you normally would. 3. 5. 6. -Flat iron your hair and apply smoothing serum for a more polished look. -Part your hair to one side. 7. -Part your hair to one side. 8. 9. Recommended Products: Hot Chocolate Krispies Well, it’s another snow day in the Northeast. Dude, this weather is getting really sucky. The kids are home from school again and while I love the little buggers, they have confiscated my itouch, played every board game known to man, built 13 different “forts” (with my good pillows) and gotten into no less than 427 arguments. Now, like a good mom, I have plopped them down in front of the television to zone out to Scooby Doo reruns. They were outside sledding earlier, but it always takes no less than 30 minutes to get them bundled up so they can go outside and play for 5. And I didn’t mention that 22 of those 30 minutes were spent trying to solve the mystery of the missing glove. I don’t understand how 1 glove can consistently go missing every time I need it. What never fails, though, is when they come inside from their exhausting 3 minutes of play, they demand hot chocolate. Even I will admit that hot chocolate is a pretty redeeming factor of the snow day. Hot Chocolate Krispies You’re welcome.

Useful Life Hacks Slow Cooker BBQ Loaded Baked Potato Soup New England weather is always something you'll hear people complaining about... it's either too cold, too hot, too snowy, not snowy enough, too rainy... blah blah. We New Englanders are never happy with the weather... it's never just right. When the rest of the US was enjoying their late spring day of sunshine and grilling outside last week. I was stuck in the house with some cold rainy days. I had a little bit of a predicament... I was cold and sick... so I wanted soup and something hearty that would stick to my bones. But because it's late spring... This soup solved all my problems... Slow Cooker BBQ Loaded Baked Potato Soup Ingredients: 6 large potatoes peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes 1 cup diced onions 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock 2 tbs minced garlic 1 tbs BBQ seasoning ( I used this Sticky Sweet BBQ Dry Rub from Mystic Blue Spice) 1/4 cup BBQ sauce 1 cup of heavy cream 1 cup of sour cream 1 cup of extra sharp cheddar cheese 8 slices of bacon cooked crispy and crumbled Directions:

Where To Donate All Your Unwanted Stuff. If you guys are anything like me, you are always finding stuff in your house that you no longer need and looking for a way to donate or recycle it. The problem is…where do you send it? Who do you give it to? Prescription or Sun Glasses – As my wife wears glasses, I know just how expensive these can be! Looking for even more? Excess Access – They link donations of business and household items with the wish-lists of nearby nonprofits that can provide pick-ups or accept drop-offs. So what did I miss? About the Author: David Quilty After a varied past of being a test driver for automotive television programs, a Hollywood studio lackey, and an online media sales director, David is now the publisher and editor of The Good Human.

The most mouth-watering toastie recipes EVER All this time you regarded the humble toastie as something that was just...nice. Think Niall Horan from One Direction: plain, inoffensive and more popular in America. But you were wrong. So start getting your toastie kicks with our nine amazing recipes which will leave you giddy, breathless and positively weak at the knees. We're giving away first class InterRail tickets, lunch at PizzaExpress, tickets to Bestival, and loads more... For a chance to win go to Refreshers Wall now 1. Source: closetcooking For 1 sandwich, you will need: 2 slices bacon2 slices sour dough bread1 tablespoon butter, room temperature64g cup mexican and cheddar cheese, shredded2 tablespoons guacamole, room temperature1 tablespoon tortilla chips, crumbled (optional) Cook the bacon until crispy and set aside on paper towels to drain. Grill over medium heat until golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 2-3 minutes per side. 2. 1 tablespoon butter2 slices bread64g cup gruyere, grated1-3 tablespoons pesto 3. 4. Toast.

Braids Archives - Kouturekiss - Your One Stop Everything Beauty Spot - kouturekiss.comKouturekiss – Your One Stop Everything Beauty Spot – The Chinese Staircase (revisited) December 5, 2013 Looking for a new play on a ponytail that’s unique and fun? Look no further than The Chinese Staircase. This is one of those hairstyles that look extremely complicated, but in fact are quite simple. But, regardless of the skill level needed for this style, either way it will be sure to be a conversation starter! Step 1: Take a strand from the front of your head and hold apart from the rest of your hair. Step 2: Grip the strand with one hand, and using the other wrap the strand around the front of the ponytail and loop it to create a knot. Step 3: Gather another strand of hair from the ponytail and combine it with the end of your knot. Steps 4-10: Repeat steps 2 & 3 on the new strand of hair. Step 11: Secure the bottom with an elastic. Voila! The Mermaid Braid August 5, 2013 With summer in full swing (and shortly coming to an end!)

marta writes: s'more brownies / just in time for july my friend laney cooked up these killer s'more brownies for bookclub the other night and all the ladies went back for more. i had to hurry and make them again, for the fetus' sake. simple to make, ooey and gooey and delicsh. benji pounded a piece during a glowstick enhanced past-bedtime soccer game. these are getting me in the mood to sleep under the stars at the big family camp-out next week. can you believe the fourth of july is right around the corner?! happy weekending. S'more Browniesoriginal recipe from allrecipes 1 (21.5 ounce) package brownie mix6 graham crackers2 cups miniature marshmallows8 (1.5 ounce) milk chocolate bars, coarsely choppedPreheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare brownie mix according to package directions.

5 Ways to Turn Zippers into Awesome Arm Candy UPDATE: By popular demand, Zipper Bracelet Kits ($15) and readymade Zipper Bracelets ($20) are now available in the Brit + Co. shop! You know we love turning unconventional materials into wearable accessories. Today, we’re tackling zippers! We figured out 5 simple, beautiful ways to create bracelets, cuffs, and bangles out of metal, plastic, and repurposed zippers. Materials: - zippers - E-6000 quick hold contact adhesive - velcro or snap buttons - leather crimps + clasps - Tools: needle nose pliers, sharp scissors First thing to do is get your zippers! 1. These bangles are sweet, and have a definite friendship bracelet vibe. Use colored zippers for these, in whatever colors you like. Attach cord ends so that you can add a clasp and loop. 2. For this one, you’ll want a zipper with some contrast. We chose a black zipper with gold teeth. 3. This one is silly simple! Get a zipper with a more interesting material like denim. 4. 5. Last, the wrap bracelet! And that’s a wrap (hehe!).

10 Refreshing Ice Tea Recipes Anyone Can Make | Food Porn Try out these refreshing Ice Tea recipes perfect for that warm day and for everyone to enjoy! Click the image for recipes. 1. Black Ice Tea 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.Homemade Iced Green Tea With Mango 10. 15 Chic and Creative Ways to Tie a Scarf How to tie a half-bow scarf To tie the half-bow scarf, you should first loop the scarf around your neck and tie once– like the first step of tying your shoelaces. Then, take one side of the scarf and make a one loop, as if you were only tying one side of the bow on your shoes. Take the longer section of the scarf and wrap it in front and then behind the entire scarf, next to your neck. Fluff the loop afterwards to taste. How to tie a scarf bow Wrap the scarf around your neck and make sure both ends are even. How to braid a scarf Although it looks complicated, this scarf style is easy to tie. How to tie the scarf rosette belt Wrap a longer scarf around your waist and then twist it until the scarf starts to curl around itself. How to tie a layered knot Start by putting the scarf around your neck so that the ends hang in back. How to tie a simple slip knot Double up your scarf and wrap it around the back of your neck. How to tie the half-bow cinch How to tie the knotted loop How to tie a knot row

Roasted Zucchini Tuna Melts – Gluten Free Are you ready for this? A delicious gluten free and low carb tuna melt? One that features amazingly yummy roasted zucchini? The crispy cheese? Maybe I should just stop talking and get on with it, yes? This is a really easy recipe to throw together, too which makes it even more ideal. Slice it down the centre and, with a spoon, hollow it out like a canoe. We actually had a canoe growing up. I think I’m feeling nostalgic because I’ll be heading out west soon to visit my family and friends in BC. Pop the zucchini in the oven and while it roasts, chop your veggies (I used the traditional onion and celery). Since we will be melting some delicious cheese on top of these babies there is no need for mayo. Scoop the tuna mixture and the cheese into the roasted zucchini canoes, and pop under the broiler to crisp up the cheese and turn these babies into tuna melts! Hot out of the oven. They came out perfectly and it was exactly what I needed to feel closer to home. Can’t wait to see you guys!

Stunning Updos For Long Hair That Take Less Than 10 Minutes to Style Undoubtedly the best thing about long hair is the ability to dress it up and fashion it into new shapes. Even if your hair isn’t mermaid length, extra help is available. Try using extensions, hair pieces, buns or padding for added volume and thickness or to get really creative. Formal events, parties or a Friday night out all present fun opportunities to experiment with unique looks. Dressing long hair can be super fun and quick too. Twisty Hawk A sweet and romantic take on the Femme-Hawk. How To Style: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Recommended Hair Products: Try Kevin Murphy SESSION.SPRAY for flexible hold with anti-humidity protection. Best Face Shape and Hair Type: This look is suitable for round, square or oval-shaped faces. Tip: For a fuller mohawk, try braiding both sides for added volume and thickness. Grecian Lady A modern interpretation of an ancient hair design. 2. 3. 4. 5. Try TIGI Bed Head HARD HEAD Hairspray for superior hold and high shine. This look is suitable for most face shapes. 1. 2. 3.

Tuna Stuffed Peppers Macnifique! Sunday was my cheat day. Marking the end of my 4 week primal challenge. I could go on and tell you in detail about how my day went, about the foods I ate and how it all made me feel, but I wouldn’t want to bore you. So, in short: I confirmed that pasta is pretty insignificant in my life, as is bread. It wasn’t just any ice cream mind, It was Chin Chin Laboratorists ice cream! With a serving of 80% Valrhona chocolate ice cream topped with fleur de sel caramel sauce and grilled white chocolate chunks, I was in cheat heaven! I have now learned my lesson! Just have the ice cream – two servings preferably! Having had the chance to prove I am capable of eating a disciplined primal diet, and having results to show for it, I was ready to get back on track as soon as possible. Tuna stuffed peppers have become quite a regular item on my menu. They are quick, easy to make and just damn delicious! They are also very versatile. These things really are quite versatile. Tuna Stuffed Peppers Ah!